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15:06 EDT 21st May 2018 | BioPortfolio

Latest news articles in the life-science, healthcare, medical device, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors. 

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Monday 21st May 2018

Global firm Hitachi chooses Sci-Tech Daresbury to expand UK presence

Hitachi High-Technologies (Europe), part of Japan’s Hitachi Group,is taking laboratory space in the campus’s newest building, Techspace One to set up its UK demonstration laboratory facility for its electron microscopy division. An international leading–edge technology company has chosen Sci-Tech Daresbury as its scientific base in the UK.Hitachi High-Technologies (Europe) is par...

Quay devises bespoke filling system for drug delivery treatment of gastrointestinal disorders

Quay Pharma has developed a specialised filling system to enable a new treatment for anorectal diseases to enter Phase 3 clinical trials.The Capository™ from RDD Pharma is a proprietary delivery system for the precise delivery of drugs that target conditions and diseases of the anorectal region. It allows directly controlled and precise application of medication to the anal canal...

Task Force Changes Stance on Value of PSA Test

The US Preventive Services Task Force has concluded that there is a small mortality benefit associated with prostate-specific antigen-based prostate cancer screening for men aged 55 to 69 years, a departure from earlier guidance.

Tea extracts form nanoparticle starting point in tackling lung cancer – NutraIngredients.com

NutraIngredients.comTea extracts form nanoparticle starting point in tackling lung cancerNutraIngredients.comNanoparticles made from tea leaves appear to halt the growth of up to 80% of lung cancer cells, a UK study shows, opening up possibilities for a non-toxic plant-based alternative method of production. Teams from Swansea University and India found ...Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanop...

A new story for Science entrepreneurship

The post A new story for Science entrepreneurship appeared first on SynBioBeta.

My career of bumps, hill starts and road closures

Tess Fenn, president of the Association of Pharmacy Technicians UK (APTUK) reflects on her 48 years as a pharmacy technician

Study: Exercise 4 Times a Week for a Healthy Heart – U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportStudy: Exercise 4 Times a Week for a Healthy HeartU.S. News & World ReportFour to five days of exercise per week is the optimal amount of physical activity to maintain a healthy heart, according to new research. A study published Sunday in The Journal of Physiology found varying amounts of weekly exercise had different ...The secret to staying young is out: Exercise...

Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign starts – Daily Mail

Daily MailNurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign startsDaily MailA nurse has died from Ebola in the rural town in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo where the current outbreak began, the country's health minister said today. The nurse's death brings the toll to 27, with 49 cases of hemorrhagic fever, of which ...Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are WrongThe AtlanticEbola in th...

Six tips on how to use social media to promote your pharmacy

Steve Hemsley describes how pharmacy professionals can use social media to grow their career or business.

Securing the best deal for community pharmacy

Negotiators must not forget pharmacy's roots in any reform of the community pharmacy contract.

Living kidney donor’s ‘disgusted’ by Manchester hospital’s care – BBC News

Living kidney donor's 'disgusted' by Manchester hospital's careBBC NewsA woman who donated her kidney to a stranger said she was "disgusted" by her treatment in hospital and said "it has left a bad taste" in her mouth. Jacqui Collins, from Clayton-le-Moors, Lancashire said she was made to feel like a "nuisance" by ...and more

Slurp up patient data for algos that will detect cancer early, says UK PM – The Register

The RegisterSlurp up patient data for algos that will detect cancer early, says UK PMThe RegisterThe UK prime minister has been wooed by the promises made by proponents of artificial intelligence, today pledging more use of algorithms and data-crunching in the health service. In a speech in Macclesfield, Theresa May confirmed plans to invest in ...No, Theresa May is not going to cure cancer whatev...

Study Findings Complicate the Paradigm for Hormone-Sensitive Prostate Cancer

Data from recent trials in metastatic hormone-sensitive prostate cancer have demonstrated the heterogeneous nature of prostate cancer and its subtypes, highlighting the importance of a more cautious approach in choosing therapies for patients.

Most Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are Wrong – The Atlantic

The AtlanticMost Maps of the New Ebola Outbreak Are WrongThe AtlanticLike ​The Atlantic? Subscribe to ​The Atlantic Daily​, our free weekday email newsletter. On Thursday, the World Health Organization released a map showing parts of the Democratic Republic of Congo that are currently being affected by Ebola. The map ...Nurse dead in Congo as Ebola vaccination campaign startsDaily MailEbola ...

Medical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreak – Belfast Telegraph

Belfast TelegraphMedical teams sent to south India amid deadly virus outbreakBelfast TelegraphA deadly virus has killed at least three people in southern India, with medical teams dispatched to the area amid reports that up to six other people could have died from the disease. The three fatalities from the Nipah virus were all from the same ...5 Points To Know About Nipah Virus, From DoctorsNDTVDe...

No plans to commission national minor ailment scheme in England, says pharmacy minister

There are no plans to commission a national minor ailment scheme in England, pharmacy minister, Steve Brine, has said in a letter to the shadow health minister.

Billy Caldwell: GP says ‘ethical issue’ in not allowing cannabis – BBC News

iNewsBilly Caldwell: GP says 'ethical issue' in not allowing cannabisBBC NewsA GP, who prescribed medicinal cannabis to a County Tyrone boy to treat uncontrollable epilepsy, has been told he cannot do so again. In 2017, 12-year-old Billy Caldwell became the first person in the UK to receive the NHS prescription. Dr Brendan O ...Irish mum says taking cannabis oil from son Billy Caldwell is death se...

The secret to staying young is out: Exercise 4-5 times daily – Economic Times

Economic TimesThe secret to staying young is out: Exercise 4-5 times dailyEconomic TimesNEW YORK: Want to stay young for long? If so, start exercising four to five times a day as it may help keep your heart stay healthy and slow down ageing, according to researchers. Research showed that different sizes of arteries are affected ...Study: Exercising for 4-5 days per week is needed to keep the heart...

Sussex volunteers needed to help dementia studies – West Sussex County Times

West Sussex County TimesSussex volunteers needed to help dementia studiesWest Sussex County TimesMore than 2,500 people from Sussex, Kent and Surrey have already volunteered to help improve the lives of people with dementia and their families. However, during Dementia Action Week (until Sunday May 27), researchers in the South-East are asking ...For people with dementia, virtual reality can be lif...

National Assembly for Wales calls for 'systemic changes' to antipsychotic prescribing in care homes

Source: Iwan Hughes / Royal Pharmaceutical Society, ...

EMA Review Of Zinbryta: Risks Outweigh Benefits

NewsThe European agency will no longer authorize the multiple sclerosis medicine, and it has been recalled from hospitals and pharmacies.

AstraZeneca's Lokelma Approved For The Treatment Of Adult Hyperkalemia

NewsLokelma provides rapid and sustained potassium control for patients in a condition with high unmet need.Contributed Author: 

NIH Awards Grant to Lumen Bioscience for Cost-Effective Oral Malaria Vaccine

The post NIH Awards Grant to Lumen Bioscience for Cost-Effective Oral Malaria Vaccine appeared first on SynBioBeta.

Biological Therapies for Cancer

A fact sheet that provides an overview of how the immune system functions and describes the actions of biological therapies, such as monoclonal antibodies, cytokines, therapeutic vaccines, the bacterium bacillus Calmet-Guérin, cancer-killing viruses, gene therapy, and adoptive T-cell transfer.

SKAN US Inc.: Serving North America With New Technologies

ArticleThe Raleigh, NC-based operation offers sales, service, support, parts distribution, engineering, and project management support across the continent.


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